First, I want to say “Thank you!” to everyone who pre-registered for the upcoming Summer Flora & Fungi Hike on July 7th. Registration is now closed, as both walks have filled to max capacity. Stay tuned for another Learn Your Land outdoor event to be held in August!
Second, let’s talk about ideal locations to find incredible wild plants and mushrooms.
Bogs are magical. Floodplains are great. Deciduous woods are wonderful, and forest edges are fantastic.
I love walking through all these unique ecosystems during all seasons of the year, though I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention an additional habitat that I absolutely love exploring…
A hemlock forest.
There’s something special about it. Dark, moist, green, and aromatic… this is how I typically think of a hemlock forest. Deep in these woods, incredible wild plants and mushrooms can often be found if the conditions are right.
I recently explored a hemlock forest in search of summer’s flora and fungi. Needless to say, I brought my camera along and documented the experience. If you’re interested in learning a few new incredible plants and mushrooms (some of which are edible and medicinal!), check out the brand new video!
Speaking of incredible wild fungi, Black Trumpet mushrooms are appearing right now. These fungi are some of the tastiest wild mushrooms on the planet, though they’re not always so easy to find. Check out this recent Instagram post to learn a few foraging tips!
Thanks for reading and watching, and as always, thank you for your support!